07-10-2007, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by fish_4_all
One thing that might have caused it, if this is the case, is if it was a single oto in a tank. I have never been able to keep them alive for long in singles but when i got 4 of them the lived and have been happy for well over a year. This is definately one fish, from my experience, that not only prefers to be in groups but doesn't do well if not kept in a group of at least 3.
that is a great point...otos are schooling fish. Often when schooling fish are kept in singles they are more stressed and will not eat as readily.